71 Mach 1, 429CJ-R Restoration

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1971 Mach 1, 429CJ Ram Air
This is my current project I am working on, owned for past 28 years and just retired. I am slowly but surely making progress since retirement.
 

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That is a nice looking pony in the process of being restored/rebuilt. Wen I retired 5 years ago I had already purcahsed a 1969 Shelby GT500, a 1973 Mach 1, a 1973 Mustang Convertible, 1 1997 Honda Del Sol SI sports car, and finally a 2020 Shelby GT500 to help keep me busy in retirement. At least during Car Season (we live in the snow belt, Rochester, NY). From mid-November through mid-April the play cars are in hibernation. But, come mid-April it is time to set the ponies free. Meanwhile, I try to keep myself by managing our investments, researching upcoming pony projects, and scanning various Vintage Mustang/Shelby forums and groups to see if anyone is requesting help in diagnosing or repairing their vintage ponies (former automotive technician at a Ford dealership in the late 70s through the 80s before migrating to the computer industry).

I look forward to seeing ever more progress photos, and of course the finished result (if there is such a thing).
 

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That is a nice looking pony in the process of being restored/rebuilt. Wen I retired 5 years ago I had already purcahsed a 1969 Shelby GT500, a 1973 Mach 1, a 1973 Mustang Convertible, 1 1997 Honda Del Sol SI sports car, and finally a 2020 Shelby GT500 to help keep me busy in retirement. At least during Car Season (we live in the snow belt, Rochester, NY). From mid-November through mid-April the play cars are in hibernation. But, come mid-April it is time to set the ponies free. Meanwhile, I try to keep myself by managing our investments, researching upcoming pony projects, and scanning various Vintage Mustang/Shelby forums and groups to see if anyone is requesting help in diagnosing or repairing their vintage ponies (former automotive technician at a Ford dealership in the late 70s through the 80s before migrating to the computer industry).

I look forward to seeing ever more progress photos, and of course the finished result (if there is such a thing).
Great looking collection! Looks like you stay plenty busy. 😁
 
Here are a few more pics from when I picked it up in San Antonio,TX in 1996, paid $3k cash. I am 3rd owner, guy I bought it from uncle bought it new in Los Angeles,CA. Some pics of early start of resto.
 

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